malaysia wrote:LAXintl wrote:strfyr51 wrote:COLA for Long Beach to move to LAX? What for? The Long Beach and LAX areas are nearly the same with Long Beach being more expensive. There are loads of properties near LAX.
Los Angeles has living wage ordinance at the airport -- min base hourly rate $16.50 for employees with health benefits and $22.05 for those without as of July 1.
You mean $16.50 with a company that will offer health benefits, but you still have to deduct the benefits even if they are not decent price. $22.05 is for a company that has no company sponsored health insurance options right, I know some who took some airport job at LAX and already has insurance at another job outside and opted out and company insurance was not free, but still makes less than $22. Maybe I am thinking of some airport ordnances that let you make more money if you opt-out of company offered health insurance, I think that is SFO cause health insurance is to be provided for free to the employee only, so if you somehow have another plan somewhere, the employer can bump up your minimum wage since you did not select the free insurance, I guess not the case at LAX.
I can see how it may benefit some B6 agents from LGB if they made less than $16.50
Its $16.50 with insurance, or $22.05 without.
The $5.55/hr difference is a " health benefits" portion set aside meant for employers to utilize to pay for the benefit.
Its also not easy to opt out, as employers must tread carefully between the City ordinance and ACA Employer mandate that requires large employers to offer health benefits to their workforce.
Operating at places like LAX or SFO is far more expensive in many ways than smaller community airports like LGB.